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Lee Chapel and Museum

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Address: Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540-463-8768
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My father raised us to have an appreciation of history; He was a Civil War buff, and even volunteered, prior to his passing away, at Antietam Battlefield, in Sharpsburg, Maryland... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My father raised us to have an appreciation of history; He was a Civil War buff, and even volunteered, prior to his passing away, at Antietam Battlefield, in Sharpsburg, Maryland. My son and I visited the Lee Chapel and Museum to honor my dad. He would've loved to have seen this memorial to General Lee. The tour guide at the... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tour of the chapel is provided by docents though all of it can be seen without escort. Below the Chapel a nicely constructed museum plus Lee burial site and Lee's office intact from late 1800's. Photos and letters featured. Well worth an hour.

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Lexington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chapel is a bit at odds architecturally with the historic landmark Colonnade, but the interior space is stunning in its simplicity. Downstairs there is a small but interesting museum, plus the original office of RELee and the obligatory gift shop. In the museum you will learn about Lee's presidency of Washington College after the war. A noteworthy and peaceful... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This chapel and museum are on the grounds of Washington and Lee University in a wonderful setting. The tribute to Lee is very well done and definitely worth the time to visit. You can even see his horse Traveler's grave, The museum will give you a sense of the man that Robert E Lee was.

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Thank califken
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit if you are a Civil War buff. Original battleflags are on display. Nice display honoring a great general.

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Burnsville, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great tribute to a great man. I learned several things about him I didn't know. Admission was free, but donations were accepted.

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Thank PharrDa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you wondered what happened to Lee after the War Between The States, this was an interesting tour. You begin with a brief guided visit in the chapel and then the actual exhibit is below-stairs. There is lots of information on the General and his family. I was unaware that out of his seven children (three boys, four girls), only... More 

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly beautiful and under appreciated piece of American history. Just sitting in the chapel and taking in the architecture and art was enough to make you appreciate the man and his sacrifice for his beliefs.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of pleasant hours visiting the chapel and museum on a hot summer day. The docents were wonderful!

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Woodruff, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Lexington to see the historical sites. Our first stop was the Lee Museum. Even though it is not a very large museum, it holds a lot of information about Robert E. Lee and his family. The family crypt is on the bottom floor. I would highly recommend a stop by to visit the museum if... More 

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